Vince Blair haircalf sneakers
Everlane ribbed wool turtleneck
James Perse fleece jacket | in carbon at Off Fifth
Bric’s Life x-small trolley | purchased with credits from my partnership with Forzieri
Everlane Petra tote
I’m in Atlanta this weekend for my mother’s birthday and here’s what I wore yesterday.
You’ll notice I’m wearing a jacket, after I mentioned that I don’t wear jackets, but thought it would be practical for travel. As I do, I decided to do an experiment and wear the jacket instead of a cardigan or pullover, and see if I liked it better. I do appreciate having more accessible pockets for ID, water, snacks, etc. and it was a good layer for the day.
BUT. And here’s where I’ll probably lose a lot of you: it irritated me TO NO END that my olive jacket clashes so bad with my also-olive-but-slightly-darker carry-on suitcase. Not that I would want them to match, but neither do I much like to wear/carry variations of the same color. Even the gray sweater, gray bag bothers me a little. So totally irrational.
These shoes have really seen their last days. I’m so over them, and they’ve stretched out quite a bit more with several years of wear that they’re not as comfortable as my newer, less clunky Vince Blair sneakers. But as I mentioned above, there is NO WAY I was going to wear my gray/brown shoes with a gray sweater and a gray bag. Couldn’t do it. And these are my default travel shoes lately, since I don’t mind wearing them in light rain, and they’re warm for sneakers.
Finally, the Everlane sweater is a great layer for traveling – when I got to Atlanta I removed my jacket for the rest of the day. The problem with it is that the neck is pretty tight (that’s probably why in the image at Everlane the model is tugging at it!!). I get used to it after a little while, but I’d be happier if it was a little less snug. And the pulling at the neck/chest is annoying, and frankly doesn’t make sense, because I don’t have a chest to speak of. It might just be that it sticks to the cami I’m wearing underneath. Anyway, I was comfortable in it all day, and warm enough, so it works, but it could absolutely be better with a few tweaks.
More on what I packed and the carry-on suitcase in another post. Happy Friday!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.